A Practical RTP Packetization Scheme for SVC Video Transport Over IP Networks

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Executive Summary

Scalable Video Coding (SVC) has been standardized as an extension of the H.264/AVC standard. This paper proposes a practical Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) packetization scheme to transport SVC video over IP networks. In combined scalability of SVC, a coded picture of a base or scalable enhancement layer is produced as one or more video layers consisting of Network Abstraction Layer (NAL) units. The SVC NAL unit header contains a (DID, TID, QID) field to identify the association of each SVC NAL unit with its scalable enhancement layer without parsing the payload part of the SVC NAL unit. In this paper, the authors utilize the (DID, TID, QID) information to derive hierarchical spatio-temporal relationship of the SVC NAL units.

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